LibriVox recording of The Ashiel Mystery - a Detective Story by Mrs. Charles Bryce.
Just as the adopted Juliet Byrne finds out the truth about her family, her father is murdered. Luckily the brilliant chocolate-munching Detective Gimblet takes up the case to solve the 'Ashiel Mystery'(Summary by Carolin)
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I found the story absolotely enjoyable from start to finish. The readers also did a good job :)
May 12, 2011 Subject:
A mostly good story
This story was mostly good with a few nitpicky complaints. I think there was too much backstory at the beginning of the tale, and the detective, while endearing, was at times a bit of an idiot.
Juliette is living in a tough spot. She is adopted, her adopted father has remarried and has 3 more girls, and her step mother is not a nice person. It would be really nice if she could find her family, her REAL family.
Enter Gimlet who is searching for her on behalf of her real family. They are reunited only to have her newly discovered father murdered. However, the murderer must beware because Gimlet will not let them get away with killing his client.
The readers were fine, no complaints, the story was just a bit tedious at times.